Health and Science update July 2018

Tue Jul 17 11:58:00 UTC 2018

All the latest news in July 2018 from Health and Science. 

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Update on Pharmacy Technician qualifications

In October 2017, The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) published revised Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacy Technicians (IET). These Standards will ensure that pharmacy technicians have the right knowledge and skills for current and future workforce requirements at point of registration with the GPhC.

Health Education England (HEE) has commissioned Skills for Health to facilitate the collaborative development of a new qualification to meet the IET Standards for pharmacy technicians. Skills for Health has worked with awarding organisations and subject matter experts to develop the qualification which will be made available in England and Wales by Awarding Organisations in 2019.

The draft qualification units are now available for consultation until 12pm on Monday 30 July. If you have any queries about the online survey, please contact qualifications@skillsforhealth.org.uk.

In light of this new development, Pearson will be reviewing its current qualifications when the new combined qualification becomes available in January 2019.

500/9578/X - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills
500/9939/5 - Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
 

Laboratory Science qualifications update

Following requests from centres, we are pleased to advise that the following qualifications have been submitted for extensions in England, Wales and NI. We will keep you informed of the outcomes of the submissions.

QAN number Qualification title Current review date  Proposed review date in all countries

600/1664/4

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities

30 July-18

30 December 2019

600/1730/2

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory Science

30 July-18

30 December 2019

600/1731/4
 

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (QCF)

30-Dec-18

30 December 2019

600/1732/6

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory Science (QCF)

30-Dec-18

30 December 2019

600/1733/8

Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (QCF)

30 July-18

30 December 2019

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